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Charcoal Editor 2

Maya Scripting Evolved

Today I'm pleased to annouce the initial release of Charcoal Editor 2.

Redesigned and rebuilt from the ground up to take advantage of the latest changes in Maya, while maintaining all of the features that made the original a success, Charcoal Editor 2 is a feature rich script editor replacement that offers a modern user experience.

For full details, and to give it a try, visit the Charcoal Editor 2 main page.

Keyframe Pro Update

Version 1.4.2

A new version of Keyframe Pro is now available for download.

The latest updates for Keyframe Pro (1.4.x) have focused primarily on performance and include improvements for both software and hardware accelerated playback. Additionally, new methods have been added to the Python Client API to further support pipeline integration.

See the release notes for full details.

Blue Pencil 2

Advanced Grease Pencil for Maya

Today I'm pleased to announce that Blue Pencil 2 is now available.

Blue Pencil 2 is the successor to the popular Blue Pencil for Maya plug-in, originally released for Maya 2011 and 2012. There have been many significant changes to Maya since then, most notably Viewport 2.0, and Blue Pencil 2 has been redesigned and developed from the ground up to fully support these changes.

While maintaining all of the functionality that made the original a success, Blue Pencil 2 includes a wide range of new features including an extended toolset (text, line, arrow and more), layer states and timeline frame markers. Other notable enhancements include support for VP2.0 (OpenGL and DirectX 11) and Maya's 2D pan and zoom.

For full details, and to give it a try, visit the Blue Pencil 2 main page.

Shot Mask VP2.0 for Maya

Available Now

Shot Mask VP2.0 is the spiritual successor to the original Shot Mask for Maya script. The VP2.0 shot mask uses a custom Maya node that leverages the VP2.0 drawing APIs and includes a powerful GUI interface, providing an interactive approach to creating masks.

For more information and downloads visit the Shot Mask VP2.0 main page.